Saturday, 1 September 2012

Benchmarks update for August 2012

Here are some benchmarks for genealogy sites as of 31 August 2012. Comparable figures a month ago are shown in brackets. The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site.

Most sites have climbed in Alexa rank this month.

Familysearch.org has 1.233 (1,225) record collections: census & lists 114 (114); birth, marriage, & death 779(775); probate & court  99 (96); military 96 (96); migration & naturalization 58 (57); other  87 (87). It has Alexa rank 3,993 (4,234).

Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 642 (654); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7,972 (8,745) and ancestry.ca ranks 26,585 (28,428). There are 30,773 (30,753) datasets in the collections including 1,932 (1,932) for Canada, 1,236 (1,234) for the UK and, 24,980 (24,962) for the USA.

Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 21,929 (25,228). Findmypast.com ranks 110,236 (203,920).

Family Tree DNA has 389,801 (385,070) records in its database. It ranks 36,112 (37,563) on Alexa.

Mocavo.com has rank 47,037 (53,966); GenealogyinTime.com ranks 29,042 (32,493).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk claims 5,614,605 (5,467,345) pages digitized. Alexa rank 127,752 (134,871).

Cyndislist.com claims 320,365 (319.675) total links in 190 (189) categories, with 2,931 (3,294) uncategorized. Alexa rank 82,137 (92,450) .

FreeBMD has219,464,977 (218,542,758) distinct records, Alexa rank 71,635 (85,462).

UKBMD provides 2,328 (2,309) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 217,982 (259,611).

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 464,000 (446,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 336,363 (464,817) in Alexa traffic rank.

bifhsgo.ca ranks 721,198 (954,738), qfhs.ca ranks  3,750,908 (3,720,520), and ogs.on.ca ranks 214,174 (269,311).

And in case you're curious: Anglo-Celtic Connections has 3,868 (3,789) posts and has recovered a bit in Alexa rank to 203,779 (242,052).

Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics.

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